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maternity voices partnership network

co-producing maternity care

Maternity Voices Partnerships are groups of women, birthing people and their families, midwives, doctors and commissioners working together to review and develop local maternity care.


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Our Network

There are nine Maternity Voices Partnerships in the Greater Manchester & Eastern Cheshire MVP network.

About Us

We work with NHS Trusts, commissioners and GMEC Strategic Clinical Network to ensure the voices of service users are heard.

Get Involved

Whether you recently used maternity services or work within them, you can make a real difference.

Get involved where it matters

Connect with us and make a real difference to maternity care for people in Greater Manchester & Eastern Cheshire.

MVP network leads

Our MVP network co-chairs are Cathy Brewster & Natalie Qureshi. They sit on the Greater Manchester & Eastern Cheshire Maternity Transformation Board to represent the views of service users.

Network co-chairs Natalie & Cathy
Network co-chairs Natalie & Cathy

Our Maternity voices partnerships

bolton mvp

Chaired by Amy Rothwell

Macclesfield mvp

Chaired by Jenny Neill

North Manchester mvp

Chaired by Ashleigh Reed

Rochdale & Oldham MVP

Chaired by Leona Barlow

St. Mary's Oxford Rd mvp

Chaired by Naomi Pemberton

Stockport mvp

Chaired by Yvonne Ebdon

tameside mvp

Chaired by Kirsty Wilkinson

wigan mvp

Chaired by Nicola Ashurst

Wythenshawe mvp

Chaired by Corinne Gabriel

Our motto

your voice matters

We can’t do it without you. Whether you contribute feedback on your experience of maternity care or get involved in co-designing services, you can make a real and lasting difference for people having babies in Greater Manchester & Eastern Cheshire.

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How to start?

Take a look at our Maternity Voices Partnership network map to find out about your local MVP. Contact your local chair to find out how you can get involved in shaping maternity care.

learn more!

Watch our video about maternity experiences in North Manchester to find out more about how MVPs gather feedback from their communities.

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how you can help

Join your MVP

Find out about your local MVP and how you can contribute or get involved. Your voice matters.

give feedback

If you've recently used maternity services then share your experience via our online survey.

spread the word

Involve your friends or colleagues. Better Births is here to stay says Baroness Julia Cumberlege!

Fifteen Steps for Maternity at Stepping Hill Women’s Unit

Our 15 Steps report

Greater Manchester & Eastern Cheshire Local Maternity System are the first in the country to carry out the Fifteen Steps for Maternity challenge across all of our ten maternity units.

We worked with our local MVPs to plan, take part and write up a report.

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births per year
maternity units
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